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these are more recipes, or even just sample of CLI that works in real life.

Enable Tap To Click

  synclient TapButton1=1

Enable Tap-To-Click on that Red Button. You know you want to

  su -c 'echo -n 1 >  /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/press_to_select'  

Check that hard drive for space-eating goblins:

sudo du / -ch -d 1|grep G

When you can't read your console font

setfont sun12x22

Touchpad: increasing the pressure necessary to register touch.

 synclient FingerHigh=110 FingerLow=100

Cleanup pacman's cache:

paccache -r

Control your brightness. Well, not yours actually, sorry I can't do that

xbacklight -inc 5 or xbacklight -dec 5

wget-ftp the fuck out of our public server:

wget -cr

Get natural scrolling in i3:

xinput set-button-map 12 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
My bashrc alias is  alias natscroll='xinput set-button-map 12 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 

Want to know what's the keycode to that obscure symbol on your keyboard? Use xev

Test the 6 channels output of a Terratec Aureon 5.1 MkII USB soundcard

speaker-test -Dsurround51:CARD=Aureon51MkII,DEV=0 -c 6

Convert all .mp3's in a folder to .wav to be able to work on them:

for i in *.mp3; do mpg321 -w "`basename "$i" .mp3`".wav "$i"; done

Convert all .m4a's in a folder to .wav to be able to work on them:

for i in *.m4a; do faad -o "`basename "$i" .m4a`".wav "$i"; done

Convert .ai in a folder to .wav to be able to work on them:

sox <file>.aif file.wav

add a group to user:

sudo gpasswd -a <user> <group>

make a sudo command works without passwd


find UUID of a partition:

ls /dev/disk/by-uuid -l

This seems good on X1 :

Try to get a flick from your computer to a DVD

Dump the Firefox history sql file

Start X when Log in occurs

Running another X session somewhere else.

The Short Dirty Kernel DIY

Mount mtp devices

Remember AlsaMixer settings

I love Grub1 (Grub 'legacy' now)

A word on SLIM

Use curl to tweet.

Using the CLI to burn an .iso cd.

find stuff.

ffmpeg to convert videos for my phone.

Allow sudo to open up a graphic application as loan modification root from your normal user account or from a root terminal in your normal user account

remount a ro filesystem rw: mount -o remount,rw so that when the system drops you to a shell on boot failure, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING FOR FUCK'S SAKE! And no, it is not in man 8 mount, it isn't.

Connect remotely to a VirtualMachine - how arch-cool is that?

Simple rsync line that works here

MPlayer code to listen to France Inter and other radios, Now, radiotray is cool too.

MPlayer code to watch my QuickCam Communicate STX Webcam See Syntek readme first for stk webcams.

A healthy, fast image gallery starts with reasonably-sized pictures: thanks imagemagick!

Cool ssh

vnc is flawless in Fedora :)

throttling the cpu - mixed results, if for battery life.

Custom Bash - Some Terminal Fun

Calculating Pi

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